The reports provided here are based on information pertaining to the operational and reprocessed CryoSat data products. The CryoSat Cyclic Reports are compiled to keep the CryoSat community informed of the overall mission performance and the status of the SIRAL instrument. The report is based on a 30-day reporting period, which has been defined by UCL/MSSL since the Transfer to Operations, as part of the routine QA monitoring activity.
The reports use the following naming convention: CS_CR_XX_YYYYMMDD_yyyymmdd_VV
XX = Cycle number (where "C" denotes cycles from the Commissioning Phase)
YYYYMMDD = Start of reporting period covered by the report
yyyymmdd = End of reporting period covered by the report
VV = report version
7 - 12 April 2019
The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019 will as usual take place in Vienna, Austria, from 07 to 12 April 2019, bringing together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.
The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. For more information, please check the General Assembly section of the website.
The deadline for Abstract submission is 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET
For those applying for EGU Roland Schlich travel support, there is an early submission deadline of 01 December 2018, 13:00 CET.
ɸ-week kicks off
12 November 2018
With satellites delivering a mindboggling amount of data about our planet along with the availability of the latest digital technologies, there are countless opportunities for innovation. ESA's ɸ-week, which kicked off today, explores how this new world can be embraced to bring even more benefits to all.
In his opening address, ESA Director General, Jan Wörner, said, "If you look up the meaning of ɸ there is a long explanation, but at the end it says ‘ɸ is also used as a symbol for the golden ratio and on other occasions for maths and science' and I would now add, ‘and in space' – space for the future.
The week-long event has drawn hundreds of people from numerous disciplines to explore innovation, new technologies and cross disciplinary cooperation – to see how satellite data and new technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain can benefit business, industry and science, and also ESA.
Josef Aschbacher on Φ-week
12 November 2018
The availability of today's wealth of satellite data coupled with the latest digital technologies not only offer unprecedented opportunities for monitoring our changing planet, but they also lay a new landscape for innovation and business.
In an interview, ESA's Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher, explains how his concept of Φ, pronounced ‘fee', is set to exploit this golden age and how he hopes the Φ-week event, being held on 12–16 November 2018 in Italy, will further launch new ideas.
SMOS multimedia book
12 November 2018
A new interactive PDF has been released, providing multimedia information on all aspects of the SMOS mission.
The multimedia book provides videos, diagrams and articles on the following:
- the various SMOS mission components (the flight and ground segment)
- the scientific background of the mission
- the data products
- the main scientific and applications achievements of the mission
The book is compatible on both desktop and mobile devices.
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